Friday, June 24, 2011

The World Cruise Concept According to P&O

P&O Cruises has set their largest ever world cruise program for 2013. This video explains the concept.

Each of the four ships sailing world itineraries opens for sale on July 14, 2011.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

NCL Reveals First New Cabin Designs on Project Breakaway

Norwegian Cruise Line today released the first design elements of their new class of ship, codenamed Project Breakaway. They are some of the premium cabin types, the balcony staterooms and mini-suites. Unlike the "New Wave" staterooms on Norwegian Epic, these will have "fully enclosed bathrooms" in the cabins.

Balcony stateroom (looking outward) on Project Breakaway

Balcony stateroom (looking inward) on Project Breakaway

Bathroom in balcony staterooms on Project Breakaway

Mini-Suite on Project Breakaway

Bathroom in mini-suite on Project Breakaway

Video: Cutting Steel for Celebrity Reflection

The cutting of the first steel is the beginning of construction of a cruise ship. In this video, Meyer Werft cuts the first steel for Celebrity Reflection, the fifth Solstice Class ship.

Celebrity Reflection will be slightly wider and taller than her sisters with new features on the top deck and a deck of new staterooms types. Delivery is scheduled for the fall of 2012.

Video: New Dining Options on Radiance of the Seas

Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas recently completed a 21-day drydock. During the time out of service, numerous new dining options were added, and some old favorites morphed into new ones. This video gives a brief overview as Lisa Bauer, RCI's SVP of Hotel Operations, and other executives, give you a tour.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Introducing Seabourn Quest

In this video, Seabourn executives give you a tour of their latest vessel, Seabourn Quest, which enters service tomorrow.

Captain Stubing Hits the Bricks

Updated June 22, 2011

Professional LEGO builder Ryan McNaught built a 250,000-brick model of the original Love Boat, Pacific Princess, complete with Captain Stubing piloting his noble ship. He currently has it on display at the Brickworld LEGO convention in Chicago, and was surprised when the real Captain Stubing, Gavin MacLeod, and Princess executives dropped by to see his masterpiece.

The model is 9.5 feet long and almost 5 feet high. The familiar Pacific Princess exterior is on one side, but on the other McNaught has created a cut-away view of a complete interior, as shown in some of his photos below. (All the sections are shown on the photos in his Flickr photostream.)

In the video, Gavin MacLeod is really impressed by the model. McNaught is just as impressed the Princess brought MacLeod all the way to Chicago to see it, so Gavin autographs the model for him, now making it truly one of a kind.

Below are some photos of McNaught's model, embedded from his Flickr photostream. You can see all the photos on Flickr. This link will take you to the first image, and click the "older" button in the upper right corner of your screen for more.

The Love Boat

Side view

middle interior 2